Chiasmus' Proving Ground: An Introduction to Dungeon World

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About the adventure

The wizard Chiasmus never wanted an apprentice. In his day, he was ever harried by young mages desperate to receive tutelage from the ancient sage. Exhausted by their pursuit, hoarse from refusal, Chiasmus began the sorcerous labor of constructing an elaborate complex to separate the wheat from the chaff of the wizarding world. If they were going to hound him, then by thunder and bone, they'd have to earn it. That was ages ago. Chiasmus' sanctum has fallen into disrepair, scarred deeply by the passing ages. Now it is a curiosity, a relic of the distant past, it's builder long since dead. But still, the young up-and-comers flock. They come from all over the known world, drawn by visions of fame and the promise of treasures hidden beyond cunning traps and terrifying creatures of the old wizard's proving ground. You are a delver, eager to prove your worthiness to claim the fabulous treasure and eldritch power that is the old wizard's final bequest to the world which never granted him a moment's peace. Assemble your party and brave what lies beneath. This game is an introduction to Dungeon World, a super light and super fun Powered by the Apocalypse system for dungeon fantasy.

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How to prepare

Players will need a microphone to participate in voice chat. Accounts in both Discord (for voice) and Roll20 (for character sheets and dicerolls) will be required to play. Both of those are free services, but having existing accounts will keep things easy-breezy when we gather for game-time. A passing familiarity with Dungeon World or other Powered by the Apocalypse games is a bonus, but not entirely necessary. The mechanics are light and narrative and can be picked up in play.

What I provide

I'll be bringing custom maps, funny voices, and a rollicking fantasy adventure.

Gameplay details

This adventure has some spooky stuff included with the possibility of body-horror. Safety and comfort at the table is always my primary concern, so we'll work through Lines and Veils beforehand and the X-Card is always in play.

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How will character creation work

Character creation for Dungeon World is quick and easy, so we will build characters at the table. That'll allow us to establish bonds and do some collaborative world-building.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: High
  • Experience Level: Open to all

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Chiasmus' Proving Ground: An Introduction to Dungeon World

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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Open to all
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